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Daly Cherry-Evans likened to champion half Gibbs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    LEGENDARY Manly halfback John Gibbs admits he can see something of the way he used to play in current Sea Eagles No.7 Daly Cherry-Evans.


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  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We've always been blessed with rep quality halves for the bulk of the last 30 years. Thompson, Martin, Blake, Gibbs, Hasler, Toovey. Be good to get that tradition happening again.
     
  3. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    (ahem) and Rick Chisholm... he had a bigger side step than Mr Gibbs.
     
  4. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    DCE reminds me of Alfie Langer.
     
  5. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    A giant Alfie Langer!
     
  6. Wolfpack

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    Absolutely agree.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't forget Field ;)
     
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    • ManlyBacker

      ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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      Actually it is a very good call as DCE does remind me of Gibbsey. He is doing fantastically well for his first year.
       
    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

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      Your missing the bloke who was here last year, he should be between Field and Mullane
       
    • Brookvale

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    • Masked Eagle

      Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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      I think he runs a bit like him but not as quick. But in terms of how they play, maybe a few traits but I haven't seen a halfback with DCE's range of skills before. Its not just the show & go's, the jinking runs, the kicking game. It's mainly how he can take a hit and get a consistenly good off load away, I can't think of a no 7 in the history of the game to have that as a weapon in his arsenal.
       
    • The Who

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      They may look alike, but DCE is far bigger and more robust the JG.
      Gibbs had great elusive powers, and 'electric' speed over a short distance. He scored some freakish tries, in the mould of current players Bowen and Barba. He could be an excitement machine.
      DCE is more physical, and does a lot of tackling. His kicking and passing is better than JG, and he is probably a better 'link' player, putting players into gaps. Overall he's a more complete player, and could easily switch to 5/8 if needed. But I doubt he'll score as many long-range tries as JG.
       
    • Moondog

      Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      John was also an excellent pinball player as anybody who used to frequent the Narrabeen Antler in the early '70s can attest.
       
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      And Kimmorley...

      And Ox should have been on that original list. He was picked for NSW a couple of times but couldn't play due to injury.
       
    • Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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      DCE already got one over Johnny Gibbs. When he ran the length of the field he didn't drop the ball over the try line!
       

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